Hot for Words: Redundant Acronym Syndrome and the ATM Machine

ATM Machine and PIN Number are examples of RAS Syndrome — Redundant Acronym Syndrome. Learn about John Shepherd-Barron, who invented the ATM or Automated Teller Machine, not the ATM machine.

Who is the YouTube ‘Hot for Words’ girl?
Marina Orlova (born 10 December 1980) is a Russian philologist, etymologist, and author who has become an Internet celebrity, hosting one of the most popular channels on YouTube — — and a corresponding website — She also hosts a bi-weekly radio show on Maxim Radio on Sirius Satellite Radio. Marina’s YouTube channel has over 300,000 subscribers.

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